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ANTHEM TRYOUTS : National anthem auditions for the 2003-2004 Utah Jazz season will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Delta Center. Individuals and groups are invited to audition.

Audition participants will sign up at the door to receive an audition number. There is no need for resumes, photos, portfolios, recordings, etc. For more information, contact Kelly Crane at (801) 325-2587.


REYNA MAKES DEBUT: U.S. captain Claudio Reyna made his debut for Manchester City on Sunday, entering as a late substitute in his team's 4-1 victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Nicolas Anelka scored three goals in the second half for Manchester City, which won at home for the first time this season.

Arsenal leads the league with 13 points, followed by Manchester United with 12. Manchester City and Chelsea share third place with 10 points.


U.S. WOMEN: The U.S. women's wrestling team assured itself a medal in every weight class by winning two third-place matches Sunday at freestyle wrestling's world championships.

Both U.S. men's semifinalists advanced to Sunday's finals. With wins Saturday, the American men qualified for five of seven Olympic divisions. Utah's Cael Sanderson beat Georgia's Revaz Mindorashvili in the 185-pound semifinal, and Kerry McCoy pinned Iran's Ali Reza Rezai to advance to the finals of the 265-pound class.

The top 10 men and top five women of each Olympic weight class qualify their nation for the games. Jenny Wong and Sally Roberts each won bronze medals after losing semifinal matches earlier in the day.

Women's wrestling will be an Olympic event for the first time at the 2004 Games, and the Americans have four wrestlers in the finals of four weight classes: Patricia Miranda at 105 pounds, Tina George at 121, Sara McMann at 139 and Tocarra Montgomery at 159. Kristie Marano will also compete for the world title at 148.


TOUR OF SPAIN: Isidro Nozal held on to the overall lead for the sixth consecutive day and further widened his lead Sunday in the Tour of Spain.

Spain's Alejandro Valverde won the ninth stage, taking 4 hours, 48 minutes and 36 seconds to complete the 103-mile stage between Vielha and Port d'Envalira in Andorra.

Valverde beat Italy's Dario Frigo by one second, and three seconds ahead of a small sprint pack made up of Unai Osa, Leonardo Piepoli and Francisco Mancebo. The race ends Sept. 28 in Madrid.